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Poster: Chris Mank Date: Dec 23, 2016 1:22pm
Forum: news Subject: Seeker - Now You Can Mine Two Million Hours of Network News

A quiet little blog post over at the Internet Archive this week is worth paying attention to for anyone interested in how media is evolving in the 21st century. It announces the release of a massively powerful big data tool that lets anyone mine the output of network television news over the last six-and-a-half years.

It's an amazing little chunk of technology, really: The Television Explorer lets you punch in a given keyword — "Trump," say — and get back charts and interactive timelines that track when and how often the word popped up in U.S. television news over the last half decade.

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This post was modified by Chris Mank on 2016-12-23 21:22:31